by Jon Galloway

Hey!  Here's the June edition of the .NET Foundation newsletter. Every month, we'll give you a quick overview of the .NET Open Source landscape, including top project news, events, community links and more.

Did I say every month? Well, we took May off... it was a really busy month, with some .NET releases and announcements, followed by a lot of conferences. It was great to talk to a lot of you in person, either at our .NET Open Source booth at Build or the conferences I attended after that - Red Hat Summit, Techorama, and DevSum.

This month's newsletter includes:

  • A summary of the recent .NET releases and upcoming roadmap announcements 
  • .NET Meetup news
  • Info on .NET Conf, coming this September
  • News from .NET Foundation member projects
  • Some .NET OSS community news links from the past month

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.NET Core 2.1 / ASP.NET Core 2.1 / EF Core 2.1 RTM

.NET Core 2.1 was released at the end of May. Among other things, .NET Core includes some significant improvements for build time performance. We've seen many of you posting about how updating to .NET Core 2.1 has dramatically improved your build and runtime performance, which is great to hear! If you haven't read the release posts yet, here you go!

Build 2018

It was great to see some of you at Build at the .NET OSS booth! There were a lot of exciting announcements and content, including the following top sessions:


The .NET Foundation sponsored .NET Meetup Pro groups are continuing to grow! Here are some quick stats:

We've also started sending newsletters to Meetup organizers, including some links for some free swag for their groups. If your meetup hasn't joined yet, you can right here.

.NET Presentations: Events In A Box!

Need a presentation or workshop content for your event? We've got you covered! We've launched an Events In A Box mini-site, with links to repositories full of decks, demos, and workshop scripts. These are open source repos on GitHub, so you can use, remix, share, and contribute to them. We'll continue to add to and build out the content, and look forward to your feedback and contributions.

.NET Foundation Project News

DayView Support, ListView Improvements in Telerik UI for UWP

In the latest release of Telerik UI for UWP, we've included the DayView mode to the Calendar control and the Expand/Collapse of groups to the ListView component. Both of those are highly demanded functionalities for developing Windows 10 applications and we are excited to announce their availability. They are also included into the open-source edition of the suite available through GitHub or through the .NET Foundation Projects library.

More details here.

DNN: Pull Requests, Processes, Builds, & Roadmap

The DNN Community is preparing for a 9.2.1 RC off the heels of a great DNN-Connect Conference in Ireland. Also, the recently updated Partner Program has onboarded over 40 new partners and an updated MVP Program will be announced on July 1. Our technical steering group (DNNTAG) is working hard to streamline processes for automated builds, pull-requests, and CLA automation.

Read the full post here.

Newtonsoft.Json enabling Source Link

NewtonSoft.Json is enabling source link and your .NET project should too, using the new .NET SDK 2.1 integration and Microsoft.SourceLink tools.

Read more here, and check out the video demo.

.NET Conf is coming, Call For Papers Open!

.NET Conf is coming to you September 12 - 14, 2018!

Over the course of the three days you have a wide selection of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET product teams. These are the experts in their field and it is a chance to learn, ask questions live, and get inspired for your next software project.

You will learn to build for web, mobile, desktop, games, services, libraries and more for a variety of platforms and devices all with .NET. We have sessions for everyone, no matter if you are just beginning or are a seasoned engineer. We'll have presentations on .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, C#, F#, Azure, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and much more.

The Call for Papers is open through July 23, with 90 submissions already in! Submit your session proposal today!

Recent Standout Community Posts and Links

Learning DevOps, building the ASP.NET Core Workshop, and keeping it up to date

Great write-up from Shayne Boyer on how he used VSTS to set up CI/CD for the ASP.NET Core workshop (part of our Event In A Box content).

Build Real-time Applications with ASP.NET Core SignalR

Nice article from Anthony Chu overviewing a new feature in ASP.NET Core 2.1 - SignalR makes it easy to build real-time web applications.

Deep Dive into Microsoft Configuration

Travis Illig gives a really thorough overview of the configuration system used in .NET Core.

ASP.NET Core Architect David Fowler's hidden gems in 2.1

David Fowler spotlighted some hidden gems in ASP.NET Core 2.1, and Scott Hanselman wrote it up as a nice blog post with code samples.

TechEmpower Web Framework Benchmarks - Round 16

TechEmpower recently published round 16 of their web framework benchmarks, and ASP.NET Core ranked very well across the board!

Blazor community resources

The entire Blazor team joined the ASP.NET Community Standup recently and told us about this great resource on the Blazor site which lists some top Blazor community contributions and libraries.

PeachPie: Performance Progress Report

The PeachPie team posted an update, showing how well they've moved up in the TechEmpower benchmarks (thanks partly to some help from Ben Adams, a frequent .NET community performance contributor).


Here's a great site from Dave Glick: a dashboard for the open source .NET Community! It lists projects, events, news, blog posts... lots of great information to stay up to date and get involved.

CODE Magazine - July / August .NET Core 2.1 Issue

To celebrate the release of .NET Core 2.1, CODE Magazine has a special issue with tons of great articles! Take a look!

Code Magazine - July/August 2018 Issue

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